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Re: Fixing the secret keys, and a small apology Werner Koch Wed Sep 05 12:46:34 2001

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 13:55:02 -0400, Michael Young said:

> But this wouldn't be an OpenPGP format.  The OpenPGP secret key packet

Right. It is an implementation detail which would help to avoid
unprotecting and re-protecting when transferring keys.

> Personally, I find it unlikely that an implementation would cut off
> the public key parameters at all.  It would have to do so very

I know devices which do not have enough storage capacity for all
parameters. 

> public parts.  Lastly, it seems wise to perform consistency checks
> between the public/private parts even in the presence of an MDC.

I don't see a reason for this, if the MDC would not provide a sound
consistency check, what else would do?


   Werner

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